protein denaturation

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Often A One Way Street......

a: Protein denaturation ~
b: a turkey cooking

What: "Protein denaturation is like a turkey cooking-globular proteins turning into stringy bits from heat forcing them to unfold. Amyloid formation is more like the plastic timer thingies that come in the turkey, they get to a certain point and go POP, then turn into something longer that can't be re-set."

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Writer: Big Blue
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Date: May 6 2013 10:19 AM


Hmmmm......?

a: Protein denaturation ~
b: destroying a lock but not opening the door

What: "To use an analogy Digestion of proteins is like putting a key into a lock & opening it. Protein denaturation is like blowing the lock apart but the door remaining closed....Protein digestion breaks the structure of the various amino acids links into its components, whilst denaturation basically renders them ''gloop'' to the body which it cannot do anything with. "

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Writer: Not Stated
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Date: May 6 2013 10:22 AM


More Physical Than Chemical

a: Protein denaturation ~
b: melting wax, a very soft wax

What: This change is more physical than chemical. Proteins in their native natural active state are not really solid, but kinda globular gelatinous in nature. When they are heated, in the 35 to 45 degree range, they ,in essence, melt. Melting is a phase transformation not a chemical reaction. The melting changes the 3-d structure of the protein usually rendering it inactive. This would be the result with an enzyme such as a protease.

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Writer: Lucretia
LCC: QD
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 6 2013 10:29 AM



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